Tesla to cut on-site staff at Nevada factory by 75% due to coronavirus

Gigafactory, Nevada

U.S. electric automaker Tesla Inc prepares to slash on-site staff at its Nevada battery plant by about 75% because of the coronavirus pandemic, the local county manager stated on Thursday. The move comes following its Japanese battery partner Panasonic stated it would decrease operations at the Nevada factory this week before shutting it for 14 […]

Ford, GM, Tesla can go ahead with making ventilators, says Trump

Donald Trump

U.S. President Donald Trump stated on Sunday that American automakers such as Ford Motor, General Motors and Tesla Inc have been given the green light in making ventilators and other objects required during the coronavirus crisis. “Ford, General Motors and Tesla are being given the go ahead to make ventilators and other metal products, FAST! […]

Panasonic to suspend production at Tesla joint venture due to coronavirus

Panasonic Corp

Panasonic stated on Saturday it will temporarily stop production at its battery joint venture with U.S. electric automaker Tesla Inc in Nevada due to the coronavirus outbreak. The Japanese electronics company, which provides battery cells for Tesla’s electric vehicles, will reduce operations at so-called Gigafactory 1 early next week before shutting down for 14 days, […]

Tesla Autopilot and smartphone distraction caused fatal crash, says NTSB

National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB)

Tesla’s partially automated driving system autopilot steered an electric SUV into a concrete barrier on a Silicon Valley freeway as it was operating under conditions it couldn’t manage and because the driver probably distracted by playing a game on his smartphone, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has found. The board made the conclusion Tuesday […]

Bill Gates buys Porsche Taycan, Musk calls it ‘underwhelming’

Bill Gates

Elon Musk is not really positive about the recent car purchase of fellow billionaire entrepreneur Bill Gates. After Gates stated he purchased himself an all-electric Porsche Taycan, Tesla’s CEO took to Twitter to discuss the Microsoft co-founder. “My conversations with Gates have been underwhelming tbh [to be honest],” Musk tweeted. My conversations with Gates have been underwhelming tbh — […]

NTSB releases details in two crashes involving Tesla Autopilot

National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB)

An Apple engineer who died when his Tesla Model X crashed into a concrete barrier had earlier complained regarding the SUV malfunctioning on that same stretch of Silicon Valley freeway. His complaints were detailed last week in documents released by federal investigators in two Tesla crashes associating Autopilot, one in California and the other in […]

Shanghai to help Tesla restart production despite coronavirus spread

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Tesla’s factory in China’s financial hub of Shanghai will restart production on February 10 with assistance to help it cope with a growing epidemic of coronavirus, a Shanghai government official stated on Saturday. Many factories throughout China closed in late January for the Lunar New Year holiday that was initially due to end on January […]

Tesla overtakes Volkswagen as second most valuable automaker globally

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American automaker Tesla Inc has overtaken Germany’s Volkswagen AG as the world’s second most valuable automaker behind Japan’s Toyota Motor, as the meteoric increase in the U.S. electric vehicle maker’s shares reshuffles the international market. Tesla’s stock has more than doubled in value in these three months, with its market capitalization reaching $100 billion on […]